Ask the Question
Do you find yourself asking any of these questions?
What am I going to do with my life? How can I make a difference? For what purpose was I created? Am I called to be a minister in the United Church of Christ?
Did you answer yes to any of these questions? If so, then this site is for you! Here you will find resources to help you on your journey of exploration. Take time to listen to some of the video testimonies or pray with the beautiful and provocative images. God has called us and claimed our lives. What shape will that call take in your life?
Questions and Answers
is "ministry?" What is a "call" to ministry? How do I know if God is
calling me? Do I have to make this decision alone? What does the church
look for in a minister? What is "ordination?" Do I need a formal
education? Where can I get support?
What kinds of ministry can I pursue?
Many women and men who are attracted to ministry have a deep desire to make a difference. Ministry happens in many locations and contexts.
How do I become a minister in the UCC?
Resources for Asking the Question
How do I discern a call to ministry?
Asking The Question through prayer
Where can I go to study for the ministry?
One of the most cherished features of the United Church of Christ and our ancestral denominations has been a learned clergy. As a denomination, we increasingly recognize that there are many meanings of "learned" and many ways to be educated and formed for ministry. Seminary study remains, however, a centerpiece of ministerial preparation.
See how six women and men first experienced the call to ministry. What was it like? How did they find support as they pursued the call? Did they feel they had to fit some kind of "mold" of a typical minister?